After the UCLA Bruins collapsed again in their first game of the Pac-12 Tournament, they are now officially on the bubble to make this year’s NCAA Tournament.
This afternoon, the Bruins will find out if they have been selected as one of the top 68 teams in the country.
There are a few changes which have been made to this year’s tournament. First, all of the games in this year’s tournament will be played in Indianapolis. Think of it like the “NBA Bubble” for college basketball. The second big change is that the First Four games will be played on Thursday, instead of the usual Tuesday.
That necessitates the third big change. Instead of playing games on Thursday through Sunday on the first two weekends of the tournament, games will be played on Friday through Monday. This actually makes a lot of sense since the Final Four gets played on Saturday and Monday.
Now, we just need to find out if the Bruins make the Big Dance and, if so, who they will be playing first.Join your fellow Bruin fans discussing the selections in the comments below.
What: NCAA Tournament Selection ShowWhen: 3 pm PT, Sunday, March 14, 2021TV: CBSLive Stream: March Madness LiveGo Bruins!
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They'll probably be a double digit seed if they do get in.
Looks like most experts expect UCLA to get in. That would make me wrong... I actually do want to see them in the tournament... even if they drive me crazy. I’d like to see how they stack up. Drake and Wichita st in first play in game. Will UCLA be the other play in game?
UCLA is either in the play in game, or they are out... would they get a matchup with mich state?
UCLA in play-in game vs Michigan state. Wow haha
It’s tough draw. However, it’s a new season that begins Thursday. Not saying they will win, but anything can happen.
After UCLA's late-season collapse, I had expected either a play-in game or stay at home. Their NET ranking helped to get them in. Well, it's time for Coach Cronin and the Bruins to contract some March Madness, or else be outcoached and outplayed by Coach Izzo's team for another Last Four quick exit.